The final Major of the 2015 golf calendar, The PGA Championship, wrapped up at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, WI, this past weekend. Jason Day captured his first career major in record breaking fashion. Day’s score of 20-under par was not only enough to win the tournament by 3 strokes over runner-up Jordan Speith, but it was the lowest score ever recorded in a Major. Tiger Woods previously held the record with 19-under.
Jordan Speith was denied his 3rd Major victory of the season, but his 2nd place finish was enough to catapult him to #1 overall in the World Golf Rankings, moving ahead of Rory McIlory. Speith finished the Major Championships with two victories, a T-4, and a 2nd.
New Jersey PGA Tour golfer, Morgan Hoffmann, made the cut in a Major for the 2nd time this year and finished 8-over (T-75). Hoffmann’s best days came on Thursday and Saturday, shooting 72 each day, but struggled on Sunday, shooting a 6-over 78.
Brett Jones, NJPGA Head PGA Professional from Due Process Stables Golf Course in Colts Neck, NJ, was one of 20 PGA Club Professionals to qualify for the 2015 PGA Championship. Jones finished round 1 with a 3-over, 75. Entering Friday, just one stroke off the project cut line, Jones started off strong with a birdie on hole 2, but couldn’t keep the momentum and finished the day 6-over. His two day score of 9-over wasn’t enough to get into the weekend. Jones finished 8th among the 20 PGA Club Professionals.